Here at St. John Lutheran Church, we believe, teach and confess that the bread and wine we eat and drink at Holy Communion is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus. Jesus is truly present in this meal giving us the benefits He won for us on the cross: forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. Holy Communion is also a meal that expresses unity in faith and belief among those who partake in it. Because of this, and because those who eat and drink unworthily do so to their great harm, we ask those of you with us who are guests and visitors to this church to please speak to one of the pastors or elders before communing. Please leave the grape juice for those with special medical needs and have spoken to pastors. Thank you and may God bless you in worship today!
From Your Stephen Ministry Team.
Confirmation for our 8th graders will be held Sunday, May 7, at the 11:00 a.m. service in the Church. This will be a longer service that will be a “full house”. Please keep that in mind while attending services that weekend. Thank you.
WHAT’S GOING ON AT ST. JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL?
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Next week is Teacher Appreciation week. Please drop off a special note, treat or small token to show them that you appreciate all their hard work. Go to stjohntigers.com for a list of the teachers’ favorite things.
Please remember that this is the last weekend of the Bridge service for at least the summer. The service will be reevaluated for the fall. If anyone would like to help with this service in the fall, please let the church office know. We are looking for a weekly leader, individuals to help set up, musicians and singers.
The roof over the south end of the building is in need of repair. We have a quote of $64,917.00. If you would like to contribute to the “roof repair fund” please mark your envelope accordingly. The Endowment Committee currently has $25,000 set aside for this much needed repair but additional funds will be necessary.
WOULD YOU LIKE A DVD OF THE MAY 7TH 11:00AM CONFIRMATION SERVICE?
A congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lunch Room. The proposed budget will be presented and voted upon. Please make plans to attend. Thank you.
DO YOU WANT SOME HELP CONNECTING?
Each week we put on our YouTube Channel the video of both Pastors’ sermons. We only have 16 subscribers…need to have more! Also, we put the audio of the sermons of BuzzSprout. If you would like to be shown on your Smart Phone or how to connect on your home computer to our social media please stop after the 8:00 a.m. service on Sunday, May 14, in the lunchroom. Lonnie Warncke and Rita Bergman will be available to assist you. We have a facebook page, web page, Pastor Matt has a blog and a twitter account. Stay connected where ever you are!
Sunday, May 21. Sunday School will resume in the fall on Sunday, September 10. Current 5th graders will be accepted into the Youth Bible Study in the Youth room at 9:30 a.m. on May 28.
STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE – SATURDAY, MAY 13
The Defiance letter carriers in cooperation with the Defiance Post Office and United Way of Defiance County have partnered for this annual one-day food drive to be held Saturday, May 13. St. John’s Food Pantry has benefited tremendously from this event. We need two shifts of two volunteers on behalf of St. John to help the mail carriers unload the donations at the Post Office from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. We will also need two volunteers with trucks to bring the food from the post office to the church. There will be two drops of food. The first will be at 1:30 p.m. and the second at 4:30 p.m. Then we need several volunteers at the church to help unload food once it has been distributed to each pantry. Please call Amy Ducat in the church office at 419-782-5766 if you are interested in helping.
BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED
If you are already serving on a Board, we thank you for your service and ask that you prayerfully consider serving again on the next two-year term. Your time and talents are greatly appreciated.
TENEBRAE AUDIO CD AVAILABLE
KAITLYN’S COTTAGE GALA AND GOLF EVENT
Kaitlyn’s Cottage is a respite center for individuals with special needs located on the campus of ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital. It gives caregivers of special needs individuals the ability to take a break from daily activities while their loved one is in a safe and nurturing environment. Proceeds from the Bow Ties and Birdies event will be used to support the operating expenses of Kaitlyn’s Cottage.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – YOUTH GARAGE SALE
USHERS ALSO NEEDED
ATTENDANCE STATISTICS – April 22 & 23, 2017
6:30 PM 73
8:00 AM 74
9:30 AM 114
11:00 AM 235